“Breaking Bad” fans are about to get to find out what happened to one very important character in the series.
While Walter White’s fate was sealed in the finale of “Breaking Bad”, that was not the case for his partner in crime Jesse Pinkman, and a new report indicates we’ll soon find out what happened to the character played by Aaron Paul in an upcoming big-screen sequel to the Emmy-winning TV hit.
The Albuquerque Journal is reporting that production will soon be underway on “Greenbrier”, which a “source close to the project” confirmed is actually a “Breaking Bad” movie.
According to the New Mexico Film Office, “Greenbrier” will begin production in mid-November and continue through early February. But the film office would neither confirm nor deny the project had any association with “Breaking Bad”.
The logline for the film would indicate the source’s intel is accurate, with “Greenbrier” to track the escape of “a kidnapped man and his quest for freedom,” with Slashfilmconfirming that “the kidnapped man is Jesse Pinkman and the movie will follow his escape from Albuquerque following the bloody events of the series finale.” In the “Breaking Bad” finale, Jesse escaped his imprisonment, and was last seen speeding away in a car as he raced toward freedom.
While there’s no official announcement, “Breaking Bad” star Bryan Cranston confirmed the reports during a call-in chat with “The Dan Patrick Show” on Wednesday.
“Yes, there appears to be a movie version of ‘Breaking Bad’,” says Cranston. “It’s a great story, and there’s a lot of people who felt that they wanted to see some kind of completion to these storylines that were left open, and this idea, from what I’m told, gets into those… at least a couple of the characters who were not completed, as far as their journey.”
Will Cranston be making an appearance in the flick? That remains to be seen; Walt did not survive the finale, although the character could always return in a flashback or dream sequence.
If asked to participate, however, Cranston tells Patrick he would “absolutely” do it. “I would. I would, absolutely,” declares Cranston. “If [‘Breaking Bad’ creator] Vince Gilligan asked me to do it, sure, absolutely, yeah. He’s a genius. It’s a great story and there are a lot of people who felt they wanted to see some kind of completion to some of these storylines that were left open.”
Adds Cranston: “And this idea, from what I’m told, gets into those… at least a couple of the characters who were not completed, as far as their journey.”